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A Marine Sniper prepares to fire a .308 WinMag through a M40A6 rifle with a chronograph attached during a market research caliber study July 13, at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. Marine Corps Systems Command’s Infantry Weapons Systems conducted the study to inform Marine Corps acquisition leaders about future Marine sniper weapon system requirements.
Marine Corps Systems Command’s Infantry Weapons Systems conducted a market research caliber study July 13, at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, to inform Marine Corps acquisition leaders about future Marine sniper weapon system requirements. During the study, IWS collected ballistic data on three different caliber bullets (from left)—the .308 Winchester Magnum, .300 Winchester Magnum,  and .338 Lapua Magnum—fired by Marine Corps snipers using different rifles at distances ranging from 900 to 1,500 meters to target.
An amphibious assault vehicle crewman with Alpha Company, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, loads simulation rounds into a mounted MK-19 40mm grenade launcher during a live-fire gunnery range at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, July 27, 2016. Marines with the battalion spent the day refining their marksmanship skill as individuals and their ability to work as a crew.
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Christian Wade, the 2nd Marine Division gunner, stares out the top of an assault amphibious vehicle during a live-fire gunnery range at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, July 27, 2016. Marines with Alpha Company, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion spent the day refining their shooting skills by shooting the M-2 .50 caliber machine gun as well as the MK-19 40mm grenade launcher at various distances.
Lance Cpl. Kevin Christ, a crewman with Alpha Company, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, spots targets downrange during a live-fire gunnery range at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, July 27, 2016. With a max possible score of 1,000, Marines must fire through ten separate engagements compiling a score of 700 to pass.
Maj. Gen. John K. Love, 2nd Marine Division commanding general, speaks with Marines before conducting a live-fire gunnery range at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, July 27, 2016. Marines with 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion spent the day refining their marksmanship skill as individuals and their ability to work as an AAV crew.
A Marine with Alpha Company, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, prepares .50 caliber rounds prior to a live-fire gunnery range at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, July 27, 2016. Individual Marines were required to engage ivan and hard targets at various ranges while determining whether to use the M-2 .50 caliber machine gun or the MK-19 40mm grenade launcher.
Retired Marine Col. Harvey C. Barnum, Jr. speaks at the official renaming of Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, DDG-124, to the USS Harvey C. Barnum, Jr. at Marine Barracks Washington, July 28, 2016. Col. Barnum received the Medal of Honor during Operation Harvest Moon in the Vietnam War. With a length of 505 ft., and weaponry including over 90 missiles, Arleigh Burke-class destroyers are among the largest and most heavily armed destroyers in the United States arsenal.
Marines with engineer platoon, Chemical Biological Incident Response Force set up a mobile air-conditioning unit at the local chow hall aboard Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Maryland, July 22, 2016. Providing air-conditioning to the chow hall gave the Marines hands-on training that further sharpens their skills needed to conduct expeditionary operations.
Staff Sgt. Mark Bruce, engineer chief with Chemical Biological Incident Response Force explains how a portable cooler uses large coils soaked in water and a fan to provide cooling at the local chow hall aboard Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Maryland, July 22, 2016. The event provided the Marines with the engineer platoon hands-on training further sharpening their skills for expeditionary operations.
Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine and Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa conduct squad lunges during a physical training event at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, July 28, 2016.  Marines completed a circuit course with Irvine, which included upper and lower body workouts, Marine Corps Martial Arts Program techniques and laps around the baseball field.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Second Lieutenant David Higgins, (left) poses for a photo with his father, Col. David A. Higgins at his commissioning ceremony on June 2, 2016. Lieutenant Higgins shoots rifle professionally, and will be representing not only Team USA, but also the United States Marine Corps in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro. Colonel Higgins is the G-3 Deputy of I Marine Expeditionary Force.
Second Lieutenant David Higgins shoots his rifle in the World Championships in Granada, Spain, in September 2014. Higgins attended the United States Air Force Academy, and then decided to cross-commission into the United States Marine Corps. Higgins has qualified for the Olympics this year, and will be going to Rio to represent Team USA as well as the U.S. Marine Corps on the rifle shooting team.
Marines with Company A., 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, return from patrolling in M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tanks during their annual training at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 17, 2016. The annual training exercise displayed the Marines ability to execute heavily armored, large scale attacks while working with their active duty counterparts.
Marines with Company A, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, return from patrolling in M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tanks during their annual training at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 17, 2016. The annual training exercise displayed the Marines ability to execute heavily armored, large scale attacks while working with their active duty counterparts.
Marines with Company A, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, assume their battle positions in M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tanks during their annual training at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., the day before their culminating event, July 21, 2016. The culminating event was comprised of both offensive and defensive operations against a notional adversary, where 4th Tank Bn. took the lead as the most heavily armored asset. During the event, the tanks formed screen lines, a stationary force that established a series of positions along a designated line to provide overlapping observation and lines of fire.
Marines with Company A, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, refuel M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tanks after their culminating event during their annual training at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 22, 2016. The culminating event displayed the Marines ability to execute heavily armored, large scale attacks while working with their active duty counterparts.
Marines with Company A, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, fire a M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank during their annual training at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 19, 2016. Marines fired the tanks to adjust their battle sight zero before the main event of their annual training.
A Marine with U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command rappels off the ramp of a CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461 on Landing Zone Parrot at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 20, 2016. The exercise was a part of a two weeklong Helicopter Insertion and Extraction Techniques Course. The CH-53 provided for the training evolution was assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing.
Marines with U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command complete a fast rope and rappelling course on Landing Zone Parrot at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 20, 2016. The exercise was a part of a two weeklong Helicopter Insertion and Extraction Techniques Course. The CH-53 provided for the training evolution was assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing.